Zachary B. JohnsonAttorney
Zachary B. Johnson is a Florida native who moved to Memphis in 2005 where he started his career and later attended law school. He is a graduate of University of Memphis where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while majoring in Accounting. While attending University of Memphis, he participated in Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals, and was recognized as an Outstanding Member two years in a row. While in school, he was actively employed in public accounting and worked for several local accounting firms where he learned the importance of precision and attention to detail for his clients.
After graduating, Mr. Johnson elected to go to law school at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. During his tenure at Memphis Law, he served as a Notes Editor for University of Memphis Law Review in addition to actively participating in intercollegiate Moot Court competitions. While a member of Law Review, Mr. Johnson’s article regarding the taxation of virtual currencies (“I Got 988 Problems but Bitcoin Ain’t One”) was published in Volume 47 of the Memphis Law Review. Additionally, Mr. Johnson represented the University of Memphis in the National and American Bar Association Moot Court Competitions, advancing to the regional finals twice in additional earning recognition for best overall appellate brief. Mr. Johnson graduated Magna Cum Laude with certificates in Advocacy, Tax, and Business Law. From this extensive education, he has the skill set to not only advocate on behalf of his clients, but also to ensure competent and comprehensive research to support his clients’ interests.
On top of his involvement in extracurricular activities, Mr. Johnson served as a judicial extern for Judge S. Thomas Anderson of the Western District of Tennessee. Additionally, Mr. Johnson interned at the Department of Justice, Tax Division during the summer of 2016. He has also clerked for the Shelby County Attorney’s office. After graduating, he spent a year clerking for Judge. J. Ross Dyer of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Johnson received academic recognition when he was honored and awarded three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for achieving the highest grades in Criminal Law, Appellate Advocacy, and Evidence. Finally, Mr. Johnson was the inaugural recipient of the Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz Personal Injury Law Scholarship which was created to support students who have a passion for personal injury law. Mr. Johnson has always believed in fighting for individuals who have been wrongly injured and is thrilled to be part of a team that shares his mindset.
Mr. Johnson remains a resident of Memphis. He is an avid fan of the Memphis food scene and enjoys attending local events and festivals. Mr. Johnson also volunteers for local programs to use his skills to assist those in need. Mr. Johnson takes great pride in his community, and he relishes the opportunity to utilize his skills to help injured people.
J.D., University of Memphis
B.B.A., University of Memphis
- Judicial Extern for The Honorable S. Thomas Anderson, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Evidence
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Appellate Advocacy
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Criminal Law
- Publication, Memphis Law Review, Vol. 47: "I got 988 Problems but Bitcoin Ain’t One: The Issues with the IRS’s Guidance on Virtual Currency"